10 Beach Bag Essentials for a Trip With Kids
It can take a few trips to the beach with kids before you figure out exactly what it is you need to bring and what you can leave at home. We've gathered some great ideas to fill your bag and ensuring your seaside trip with little ones is a success.
Sandless Beach Tote
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The foundation of your seaside kit is a good beach bag. Avoid taking half of the beach home with you with a sandless tote like this one. When you're stuffing all your gear back into the bag at the end of the day, the sand you've gathered will sift itself down and out of the mesh bag. Give it a good shake or two and you'll guarantee the sand will stay at the beach where it belongs (and not end up in your trunk). BUY IT: Hammacher Schlemmer, $40
Sand-Free Beach Mat
Blankets and towels are just fine for a day at the beach, but if you want to rid yourself of the sand that inevitably accummulates when little ones are running on and off your spot, consider a sand-free mat. The weave allows sand and wind to pass through easily. It comes in summery prints and folds up small enough to fit into your bag. BUY IT: CGear, $55